posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 05:36 PM
Pelosi: Amend the First Amendment
By Terence P. Jeffrey
April 19, 2012
Hold on a minute Nancy !!!
want to do What ?
Amend the 1st Amendment ?
For what reason exactly Nancy ?
allow Congress to regulate political speech when it is engaged in by corporations as opposed to individuals.
Well maybe that's OK in theory, but reality would be a little different I think !!
I though the Supreme Court ruled on something like this recently (not sure)
Look out --- She's got that dead serious look on her face in the video !!!!
Like maybe She's hinting about a new Executive Order or something.
But Wait .... there's MORE !!!
(CNSNews.com) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday endorsed a movement announced by other congressional Democrats on Wednesday to
ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow Congress to regulate political speech when it is engaged in by corporations as opposed
The First Amendment says in part: "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press..."
Television networks, newspapers, publishing houses, movie studios and think tanks, as well as political action committees, are usually organized as,
or elements of, corporations.
Pelosi said the Democrats' effort to amend the Constitution is part of a three-pronged strategy that also includes promoting the DISCLOSE Act,
which would increase disclosure requirements for organizations running political ads, and “reducing the roll of money in campaigns” (which some
Democrats have said can be done through taxpayer funding of campaigns).
The constitutional amendment the Democrats seek would reverse the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
In that decision the court said that the First Amendment protects a right of free speech for corporations as well as for individuals, and that
corporations (including those that produce newspapers, films and books) have a right to speak about politicians and their records just as individuals
“We have a clear agenda in this regard: Disclose, reform the system reducing the roll of money in campaigns, and amend the Constitution to rid it of
this ability for special interests to use secret, unlimited, huge amounts of money flowing to campaigns,” Pelosi said at her Thursday press
Is She Trying to Fool Somebody !!
some wisdom to consider:
"But if there should arise in its midst a plot,
then at the head of that plot will be no other than one of our most trusted servants."
Shakespeare (may have) said, "You doth protest too much!" meaning if you have to refute something over and over again and defend yourself
vigorously, then you're probably guilty of whatever it is you're protesting.
and perhaps accusing others of that very same guilt !"